Qiryo, Yuḥanna (1874–1946) [Chald.]
He was born in Alqosh. He studied at the Patriarchal Seminary and in 1899 was ordained as its priest. In 1906 he served in Mosul. In 1936 he was consecrated a chorepiscopos and in 1939 served in Ārādn until 1942 when he was consecrated bishop for al-ʿAmadiyya. He died in 1946 and was buried in Karamlish.
He translated from Italian into Syriac a number of books including a book on Alphonse Liguori (Abūna gives the title in Arabic faḍāʾil al-qiddīs Alphonse Liguori ‘Virtues of St. Alfonso Liguori’), a biography of St. Jirardis Magla (Mosul, 1932), a two-volume book also by Liguori (Abūna gives the title in Arabic hidāyat al-nufūs ‘Guidance of the souls’) (vol. 1 Mosul, 1934; vol. 2 ms.).
- Abūna, Adab, 507–8.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 412–3.
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George A. Kiraz, “Qiryo, Yuḥanna,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Qiryo-Yuhanna.
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Kiraz, George A. “Qiryo, Yuḥanna.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Qiryo-Yuhanna.
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